HLS hosts several community building events for our staff.
Stop by Tuesdays@Ten for a chance to mingle with your colleagues across departments and chat with Dean Manning. These informal, hour-long gatherings provide a chance to break up your morning, catch up outside of the office, and build your HLS community.
Topics@Ten or Two
Join us as we gather to hear one of our faculty experts discuss their latest research at Topics@Ten. These hour-long sessions provide an opportunity for our community to connect with the excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research central to the Law School’s academic mission.
Fridays@Four are an HLS community favorite. Kick-off your weekend with this chance to come together and unwind over apps, drinks, and games.
The Library Historical & Special Collections department teach us about their most recent endeavor during Library Fridays@Four. Employees are invited to gather in the Caspersen room where the latest special collection will be on display and Library staff will provide a brief history about the collection and their experience curating the project.
Catch a glimpse of what it is like to be a Law School student. Our hope is that the sessions will give employees a fun and lively view into what happens in our classrooms and also explore some of the topics that our students engage with.
Meals with Manning
Meals with Manning provides an opportunity for a small group of employees to sit down for lunch with the Dean of the Law School. During this time, they can ask the Dean questions they have about the school and about the vision he has for the future of HLS. Each group is made up of a selection of staff from a variety of departments and with different years of experience so employees have the opportunity to meet new faces. Email us to be considered for the next Meals with Manning.
HLS Community Picnic
Staff, faculty and their families are invited to gather together every summer during our HLS community picnic. Hosted on the lawn between Hauser and Landgell, stop by to enjoy games and picnic food.
Week of Service
At least once per year, we designate a week for service. For this week, we collaborate with a handful of local organizations to send a small group of our staff to volunteer together. This provides an opportunity for staff to go off campus and spend part of their day giving back to the community with fellow colleagues. We provide on campus participation opportunities as well. This event helps unify staff behind good causes and provides an opportunity to engage the staff in community service.
Thanksgiving Pie Giveaway and Notes of Appreciation
Join us for a day of gratitude and take home a pie during the Thanksgiving season. All staff are welcome to come grab a pie to take home and write a thank you note for a fellow colleague.
HLS Holiday Party
Staff, faculty and their families are invited to gather together every December for our HLS holiday party. Come celebrate the end of the year and the holiday season with your colleagues and their families.
Dean's Award for Excellence
The Dean’s Award for Excellence recognizes staff members who embody both the letter and spirit of excellence within the HLS community. Each year staff nominate their colleagues, and honorees are chosen by the advisory committee in accordance with the award criteria. Each year, all staff are invited to celebrate the recipients at an awards ceremony.